Evolution of a design:

Orgue Pierre-Béique

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

 

 

Starting with the original architect's rendering:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diamond-Schmitt original design

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/public-private-partnership-to-create-new-montreal-concert-hall-1.847741

 

 

 

 

 

I envisioned a more dynamic design for the concert hall:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original conceptual drawings presented at Diamond-Schmitt offices

by Didier Grassin - Nov 2009

 

 

 

 

Working from designs  prior to the OSM project (Sacred Heart University Chapel, Fairfield, CT; Metropolitan Baptist Church, Largo, MD) came the idea to incorporate the "floating" pipes set in a dramatic sweeping curve. The asymmetrical arrangement and clustering of pipes in the Largo project already anticipates the OSM design:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacred Heart University Chapel, Fairfield, CT                                      Washington Metropolitan Baptist Church, Largo, MD

                                    installed Sep 2009                                                                                      Proposal drawing 2008

 

 

 

 

A rough model is built to shape the clusterings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model (foamcore and wood) created Dec 2009-Jan 2010

 

 

 

From this model, the first computer generated images are produced:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images computer generated by Casavant

Feb 2010

 

 

 

The architects preferred to extend the patterns of the hall walls behind the facade pipes. A new wooden screen was designed in collaboration with Diamond-Schmitt + Aedifica. A final image is produced placing the organ in the hall for presentation to the OSM:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image created for the presentation of the project to the OSM

based on Casavant's computer generated images

(by PipeShader and Cicada)

March 2010

 

 

 

 

The organ in the Maison Symphonique:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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